Elizabeth Berry Gips

Chairman, African Leadership Foundation Board
Remunerations and Nominations Subcommittee

Elizabeth (Liz) Berry Gips has more than two decades of experience in the education sector. Currently, Liz is a consultant to The MasterCard Foundation’s Education and Learning team. From 2010-2014, Liz served in leadership capacities at USAID. She served as USAID Coordinator of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Prior, she served as Senior Education Advisor to USAID in South Africa, where she designed education programs to build teacher capacity, working in partnership with the South African government and the private sector. From 2004-2009, Liz was the Executive Director and Program Director for Global Education Fund, a US non-profit which improves the lives of children living in poverty through community-based education programs. Liz serves on several Boards and Advisory Councils, including Teach for All, World Learning and Global Education Fund. She received a BA from Williams College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.